TAI Woffinden insists it’s business as usual as he prepares to travel to Poland in his bid to become world champion on Saturday.The brilliant Wolverhampton racer will ride through the pain barrier in his bid to become Britain’s first world No.1 in 13 years as he is nursing a fractured collarbone.
Woffinden, 23, needs just six-points to take the title – and every point dropped by nearest rival Jarek Hampel will see the target reduced.
Said Woffinden: “I’m pretty relaxed about it all, I’ve been trying to keep a low profile over the last week.“It’s business as usual as far as I’m concerned. I will have the usual team around me in the pits and I’m going there focused to get the job done.
“I’ve always said my priority is to give my best in every race and we shall see if that’s goon enough. I’m aiming for a podium finish on Saturday night, I want to finish the series strongly.
“I’ve been having treatment over the last week and the pain is under control, I’m feeling stronger every day and I’m on a good position to go for it in Torun on Saturday.”
And Woffinden says the Torun track is one of his favourites as he prepares to do battle in the Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland.He said: “It’s a great stadium and a super track, I love riding there and I think it suits my riding style without a doubt.“I’m going to enjoy the occasion because the place will be packed and the atmosphere will be electric. It’s a great venue to round off the Grand Prix series.
“I’ve not raced there this year, I missed my Polish League meeting there which I was gutted about but I’m so looking forward to Saturday.”
Woffinden has also revealed how he found it hard to watch Wolverhampton, without his services, miss out to Birmingham in the Elite League play-offs on Monday.
“It was hard for me to watch that, but that’s speedway and I still think we’ve had a reasonable season at Wolves,” he said.“Full credit to Birmingham, they’re a really strong side and I say congratulations to them on reaching the final. I believe it has all the makings of a great final with Poole.
“And when you look down the scorers, even if I had raced in both legs of the semi-final it probably won’t have made any difference to the outcome.”
*THE Torun FM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland will be shown live on British Eurosport this Saturday, October 5, at 18.00hrs UK time.